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EMDR Step by Step PLUS

Program Information


  1. Analyze the efficacy of EMDR to process past trauma as it relates to treatment out-comes.
  2. Differentiate the following disorders to inform clinical treatment interventions:
    • Simple Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Developmental Trauma Disorder
    • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Disorders of Extreme Stress NOS
    • Borderline Personality Disorder
  3. Support the need for the following as precursors to processing traumatic memories in clients: the therapeutic relationship, safety and reciprocal trust, emotion regulation, self- soothing and distress tolerance skills, social support systems
  4. Apply Janet’s Tri-Phasic Model for trauma treatment in a clinical setting with regards to assessment of a client for EMDR readiness.
  5. Implement three clinical interventions for addressing high levels of dissociation
  6. Apply Resource Development and Installation (RDI) theory practically in-session.
  7. Apply the reset breath, neurovascular hold, and one other arousal reduction technique in a clinical setting.
  8. Employ Polyvagal Theory based cues of safety for interpersonal regulation in-session.
  9. Simulate being an auxiliary cortex and interpersonal biological regulator for a client in a clinical setting.
  10. Discriminate between the use of EMDR to process past trauma and its use for future template work.
  11. Justify the use of the first/worst memories as initial targets for EMDR.
  12. Articulate precautions and contraindications for the use of EMDR in clinical settings.
  13. Evaluate Shapiro’s theoretical rationale behind the efficacy of EMDR to alleviate symptoms of trauma.
  14. Defend the modifications made to Shapiro’s 8-Phase Model of EMDR when using EMDR for complex trauma.
  15. Demonstrate Shapiro’s two hand interweave in-session.


What is Trauma?

What is Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)?

Client Selection for Processing Traumatic Material via EMDR

Imaginal Resources - Why and How

Client Demonstration 1: Resource Development with Jodie

More Client Demonstrations:

EMDR in A Nutshell

Introduction to Client

Alternating Bilateral Stimulation: Visual, Auditory and Tactile

Assessing Client Readiness with Volunteer Participant

Full Session with Sandy using a Clinically Modified Protocol for CPTSD

Full Session with Mike using a Clinically Modified Protocol

Q&A with Audience Members

EMDR Client Demonstration: Cheryl

EMDR Client Demonstration: Dave

EMDR Client Demonstration: Cheryl

EMDR Client Demonstration: Jamie

Consultation Group Work

Copyright : 12/09/2019

Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned - Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century


In part one of Trauma Treatment: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century, join the world’s preeminent trauma experts as they share not only their knowledge and clinical acumen, but their most regrettable (and remarkably similar) clinical mistakes. Although difficult for both client and clinician, those mistakes have provided fundamental lessons for nearly everyone working in the field of psychotherapy. In fact, those mistakes have laid the groundwork for the current best practices for treating clients affected by trauma and its sequelae. With warmth and grace, the experts share the successes and failures that have shaped the current trauma paradigm- including new demands for awareness, attention to the body, visceral safety and mindfulness. This video features Janina Fisher, PH.D.; Peter A. Levine, PH.D.; Jamie Marich, PH.D., LPCC-S, LICDC; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW; Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD; Stephen Porges, PH.D.; Bessel A van der Kolk, M.D.



Experts share their most regrettable clinical mistakes



Analyze the biological nature of trauma; how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms


Copyright : 04/19/2012